There is expected to be a significant increase in Covid-19 infections as the Omicron variant becomes dominant in the UK. The evidence at the moment is that a course of three vaccinations (the initial two and then a booster) will offer good protection against serious effects of the virus. We would strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to get the booster. Currently this is available to everyone over 40 years old and will be extended to everyone over 18 in the next few weeks.
It is never too late to start having the protection of vaccination. Everyone over 12 years old is entitled to a first dose and everyone over 16 a second dose.
The NHS Covid pass
The NHS Covid pass is available through the NHS app. Click that link or find it in your app store. The app will also allow you to request repeat medication from the practice and see some of your medical details.
If you cannot, or don't want to, use the app you can get to your pass through the online service.
If you have had a Covid vaccination abroad and it was one of the vaccinations approved in the UK you can register this so that it appears on your NHS pass. You will need to book an appointment at a vaccination centre. Click here to book your appointment.
The approved vaccines are
- Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
- Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
- Moderna (Spikevax)